Moments of Bliss

by Debra Mae White on May 30, 2017

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Somewhere along the way of life, I learned not to set my compass by the winds that blow through my days. Whatever the season, whether one of sadness or celebration, I remind myself to take time to stand clear of the chaos, to go within to rest in prayer.

Moments of bliss occur when you rest with your attention on the Creator.  This is the blessing of being truly present, connecting deeply with all that exists.  To live in a state of pure awareness only requires willingness.  When you are willing, the unchanging flow of life comes to you.  This inexplicable undercurrent rises up and unites with the current of everyday life.  The result is a remembering – you remember the truth of your authentic self, the eternal self.  The essence of the awakened self cannot be described in language that can be understood by the mind.  It can only be accessed by the heart.

The language of the heart is Love.  The process of being willing, of creating an opening for the eternal, of allowing the holy spirit to enter is a transmutation of what changes to what can never change, what will never change.  To know that level of Love, to live from that level of Love is so extraordinary! And then the extraordinary becomes the ordinary.  Yes, what once was the impossible becomes the obvious.

 

How do you find your bliss?

 

Savor the Moment…

Debra Mae

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Moving Toward Change

by Debra Mae White on February 16, 2017

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“All of life is a constant turning in on itself in the very process of birthing more of itself into being.” – Geralyn Gendreau 

A great spiritual teacher once told me, life yearns for itself, all movement is toward wholeness.

To bring about change beyond change, big evolutionary change, requires a dismantling of the old paradigm. Our task is to discern what will not serve us going forward; to walk away from what won’t work anymore. In the process, we become divided between who we once were and who we will become. The division that we live cradles the opportunity to shift, transform and become the next best version of ourselves.

Many years ago, I practiced the martial art of Aikido. In Aikido, you never resist your opponent, you strive to redirect his energy. As you unite with his force while it is moving, using your intent, higher vision and devotion, the flow of energy shifts. In choosing not to counter opposition with obstruction or aggression, alchemy occurs.

When we are called to action, can we join forces with what is moving forward, rise and contribute to the change being birthed?  Can we use what we see before us to open our hearts with compassion? If the process of life changing doesn’t look like we expect, can we stop trying to make sense of what can never make sense and move on toward wholeness?

A segment that I saw featuring the renowned spiritual teacher, Michael Beckwith stayed with me for months after the show aired. In his profound wisdom, the reverend reminds us that a solution does not lie in focusing on the problem at hand. Instead, he tells us to walk toward the possibility, to enter the potential and he calls upon prayer as the tool to help get us there.

For now, the dual world we must bear reminds me of the Hindu Goddess, Kali who is both the destroyer and the creator of life. There can be violence in the task of transformation, sometimes even the divine is ruthless.

What are you moving toward? 

Savor the moment…

Debra Mae

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